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The Nazi Conspiracy

The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill

by Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch

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The Nazi Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch
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    Jan 2023, 400 pages

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    Jan 2024, 400 pages

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  • Vicky S. (Salinas, CA)
    The Nazi Conspiracy
    This book hooked me from the beginning. The writing style was very engaging and informative. I have not read much about WW2 and had no clue that the 3 main Allied leaders had met. The intrigue around if the conspiracy was real and the thoughts around why it may or not have been was fascinating including the ideas of gamemanship on everyone's sides. I think this near end section would provide plenty of fuel for book club discussions. And you don't have to be a WW2 fan to enjoy this book.
  • Ruth O. (Downingtown, PA)
    The Nazi Conspiracy
    Which Nazi conspiracy might that be? Apparently, there were a lot of Nazi conspiracies, some of which are revealed in this very interesting book. The subtitle reveals that the main topic of the book is the secret plot to kill Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill at their first face-to-face meeting in Tehran, Iran. I wasn't even aware that Iran played a role in WWII. I've read a good number of books about this war yet had never heard about this particular conspiracy, nor was I aware of the subterfuges that other countries played in it. The book provided good background of the entire war leading up to this plot in 1943 and then briefly summarized the end of the war. There were also riveting tales that captured the personalities of the three major Allied leaders and their interactions with each other. Other tales discussed individual conspiracy players on the ground whom you probably haven't heard of before. This book caught my attention from the beginning and didn't let go until the end. I enjoyed reading it for the knowledge I gained and the fact that it was just a great read in general.
  • Babe H. (Augusta, IL)
    Interesting History--or History for Mystery Readers
    Having read the Lincoln conspiracy, I was very excited to be chosen to review the Nazi conspiracy. Meltzer and Mensch reveal historical situations in such a manner that one feels as though they're reading a novel. Their writing style allows the reader to appreciate the atrocities and the planning that occurs with these major events. They also explain the global impacts that these situations have at the time they are occurring. it would be exceptional if this mode of understanding could be utilized when teaching history at the high school level.

    The entry of this book is particularly current due to what's going on in The world right now. It not only allows for an understanding of the current Ukraine issue but of those that were imposed on various countries in the past. Obviously the storyline revolves around a plot to kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill. The authors give you insight into these characters as well as the subordinates that helped them make decisions.

    At first I thought the changes of date might confuse me but it really helped with developing and understanding of all the situations going on at the same time. I also appreciated the ending chapters that discussed the reality or non reality of the whole situation. I would definitely recommend this book for people who think they don't like history or nonfiction. I hope the authors continue to research projects.
  • Cynthia L. (Paragould, AR)
    Well Researched and Informative
    I found The Nazi Conspiracy to be a well-researched and well-organized book. I enjoy learning about WWII and find that much of what I find to read on the topic is repetitive. The Nazi Conspiracy included many details and events I have not read in other sources, such as the war on other continents and in other theaters and the conversations between the Allied leaders. The book flows well and reads more like a novel than a textbook, as often happens with non-fiction. I enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys history.
  • Patricia W. (Desoto, TX)
    The Nazi Conspiracy
    For people who do not enjoy history books, this story is written in an interesting, readable style. While reading about the conspiracy, the story also tells of the culture and politics of the time. The reality that unchecked power can lead to such oppression, prejudice, and aggression is difficult to understand, resulting in death, destruction, and other atrocities of war. The story includes a fascinating account of the meeting of the Allied leaders, FDR, Churchill, and Stalin in Tehran that includes security issues related to their meeting, tales of lesser-known individuals, the commitment to victory with unconditional surrender, and the importance of structuring a postwar world for peace. For me, this book is a reminder of the importance of remembering history and of having exceptional leaders, especially in trying times.
  • Nancy C. (The Villages, FL)
    The Nazi Conspiracy
    I really enjoyed this book. I am not a major history fan and usually find it difficult to get through non-fiction books, but this book is the exception to the rule. It reads like a novel...short exciting chapters and simultaneous timelines.
    I wanted to read this book because I've read novels by Brad Meltzer and found them to be easy, quick reads. The same applies to this book.
    If you have an interest in WWII but find history books boring, then this is the book for you.
    I plan on reading his other non-fiction books now because I so enjoyed
    The Nazi Conspiracy.
    Too bad High School and College history books aren't written like this!!
  • John R. (Ringgold, GA)
    Detailed look and analysis
    This book paints a detailed picture and explains the underpinnings of the plot. The author demonstrates the mindset, illuminating the perspectives of each of the axis and allied powers, as well as their leaders. The foibles of the men who were to meet; the long proceedings of arriving there, and ultimately their goals and who they were intertwined with their actions serve as a background to what could have certainly changed the war and quite likely the world.

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